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Auto-incremental numeric fields

Especially for the purpose of bug and feature request apps, it would be very useful to have an option within the numeric field for an auto-increment.

I've seen this feature elsewhere in the forums, but not in the feature request section, so I'm adding it now. :)

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I believe that this would be a critical enhancement for Podio.

Colin Seow 0 votes
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This is essential to our workflow. Without it I might have to maintain a separate excel file and then manually add the number which is crazy.

Chris Goodman 0 votes
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Development without IDs? Yes, it's really hard now. Please make this feature real! :)

Daniel Salamon 0 votes
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The lack of this feature is becoming something af a showstopper for us. Please please please make  it happen soon! Thank you!

Linus Bille 0 votes
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I need information on development plans in general. If database functions were to be extended, PODIO could grow several levels on the market.... 

Søren Torrild 0 votes
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Hey Søren, this is in the plans for this year :) I don't want to make any promises (so please don't kill me if we don't make it) but we really want to make this possible, there are so many use-cases that could benefit from automatic numbering.

//Sara - Podio

Sara Høeg Højlund-Rasmussen 0 votes
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Gah! I have tried and tried to work around the lack of auto-increments, but it is a serious showstopper for us, too! I have tried various calculations, and all sorts of tricks, but nothing is ultimately effective. We have to have project reference numbers in order to manage our PO's and such.

PLEASE hurry and get it here soon, or we will be forced to move on, or fall back to our current system which I hate (but it effectively uses auto-increments). 

Tyler Agan 0 votes
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An auto sequencing number is definitely needed, but for now i would be happy with the ability to use a text or preferably a number field to access the unique PODIO item number that is created when you add to an app.  This number shows in the url.  Then a calculation field could be used if desired to manage that number.

P.S. --Tyler -- any tips on how you made your PO system in PODIO?

Eric M Harlacher 0 votes
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@Eric

Our actual PO System is not in Podio. We are a large graphic design, print, web design, t-shirt printing, etc company in the Carolinas, so I don't know what you do or how applicable our PO system would be to your line of work. We still do all of our invoicing through Quickbooks (for now; I'd like to get them away from that), and Podio is used as our project management system. We need the auto-increment field so that we can reference the specific project in our PO's, as well as use the reference number if/when we outsource a piece of a project.

When I was moonlighting, my PO System of choice was FreeAgent. Hands down, the best one I could find. A marriage of FreeAgent and Podio was a match made in heaven for me and my accounting team.

Tyler Agan 0 votes
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Please, please add the auto increment feature. We are in the midst of evaluating Podio compared to other collaboration tools and this is definitely a feature we need.

Amy Grollman 0 votes
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